tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5204863782883637837.post3562849876757644737..comments2023-03-24T05:55:20.226-04:00Comments on Accepting Ignorance: 0 Isn't a Number, Part 2Alrenoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11119846531341190283noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5204863782883637837.post-67888583068075418262021-06-19T00:43:57.045-04:002021-06-19T00:43:57.045-04:00I told my mother, an avid cook, that cooking isn&#...I told my mother, an avid cook, that cooking isn't rocket science; you never need more than one digit of precision because changing one ingredient by ±10% is unlikely to have a noticeable effect on the final product. She said, "When collecting egg white to whip into meringue, you must let through exactly zero yolk." To which I replied, "Zero's a one-digit number!"<br /><br />Zero is a number, just not a number that can be measured. One can say, "The universe contains zero magnetic monopoles" or "The probability of a proton decaying is zero", and these assertions might be true, but they cannot be proven true by measurement alone.Davenoreply@blogger.com